Quotes by Rebecca West

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God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.
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I take it as a prime cause of the present confusion of society that it is too sickly and too doubtful to use pleasure frankly as a test of value.
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The trouble about man is twofold. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple.
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Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is.
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He is every other inch a gentleman.
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It is a great pity that every human being does not, at an early stage of his life, have to write a historical work. He would then realize that the human race is in quite a jam about truth.
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